Heart of Diversity


Gorilla Tracking in the Congo

Heart of Diversity


Custom | 8 Days | Moderate to Rigorous Safari
  • Be one of the few to explore this remote region
  • Track gorillas on foot with an expert guide, who offers insight into their behaviors
  • Stay at two luxury eco-lodges, each with its own unique setting and amenities
  • Watch for forest elephants, monkeys, and hornbills
  • Learn about conservation

The Republic of the Congo is not your typical vacation destination, which, naturally, is one reason we’re excited to take our travelers there. An even better reason: this Central African country is one of the few places in the world where western lowland gorillas thrive in the jungly wild, and there is now a seriously comfortable (some roughing-it types would say “cushy”), responsible way to commune with our critically endangered, gentle relatives. We invite you to experience this isolated world of rain forest, sprawling savannah, and swampy grassland and its incredible wildlife.

ITINERARY


It was wonderful to see the gorillas! But I also enjoyed the bai [swamp habitat] walk yesterday. I liked the openness of just walking through water and the environment—it was the right time of day and the lighting was beautiful.

– Carol M.
Day
1–2

After overnighting in Brazzaville, fly by charter to Odzala-Kokoua National Park, renowned for its playful forest elephants and gentle western lowland gorillas.

Day
3–4

Gorilla-tracking outings on foot give you the chance to observe these lovable creatures alongside your guide, who is well versed in their habits and gestures Your base is the sustainability-minded Ngaga Camp.

Day
5

Travel by by four-wheel-drive vehicle to the edge of the savannah and Lango Camp, a cozy, tree house-inspired lodging is the perfect perch for soaking in the area's active wildlife.

Day
6–8

Rain-forest walks, river excursions, and game drives may reveal grey-cheeked mangabeys, hornbills, putty-nosed monkeys, and more wildlife, as well as great fishing holes Fly to Brazzaville and depart.

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Add Island Time

A little time in Mauritius, the Maldives, Madagascar, or the Seychelles is a wonderful way to cap off your safari. You can swim with tropical fish by thriving coral reefs, hike to waterfalls, kayak through mangroves, stroll white-sand beaches, or relax at sumptuous retreats.

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Dates & Prices


Dates

Custom Trips offered year-round

Pricing

Please call for pricing.

Inclusions:

  • Expertise of GeoEx’s travel specialists
  • Services of GeoEx’s in-house air reservations team
  • All accommodations
  • All ground transportation and airport transfers
  • Sightseeing, game drives, events, visits, and entrance fees
  • All park and conservation fees
  • Most meals
  • Bottled water at included meals and while sightseeing
  • Services of a professional wildlife guides/drivers and camp staff
  • Some gratuities
  • Emergency evacuation services and secondary medical expense insurance

A Journey Built Just For You

Take customization to the next level on a journey fully tailored to you. GeoEx's destination specialists will gladly tailor an existing itinerary—or build one completely from scratch—to suit your style, interests, and time frame. Contact us to see what's possible.

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